Did Canada negotiate with terrorists?

09.13.04

I sure as hell hope not. I hope that Canadian journalist Scott Taylor was released without any promises by Canada. I hope that someone in Al Qua’eda just decided to release him, for some strange unexplained reason.

But this sounds very fishy:

“Turkish intelligence people say I’m the only Westerner ever released by the Al-Qaeda group and they can’t understand why,” he told the daily.

In Ottawa, the foreign affairs ministry said little about the story. A spokesman said Taylor was received late Monday at the Canadian embassy in Ankara. “I will not tell you anything more,” the spokesman, Reynald Doiron, told AFP.

I know that the Canadian policy has been to try to stay out of the line of fire as much as possible, in hopes that we won’t become a target. And as far as I can tell, nobody’s suggesting that Taylor’s release was anything other than spontaneous.

I hope that’s the end of the story. For all our sakes.

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1 Dr_Funk 09.14.04 at 3:17 AM

Maybe the terrorists learned that Taylor was on record as being oppposed to the war in Iraq….

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2 DaninVan 09.16.04 at 5:51 AM

Our Government still has influence?!…Anywhere?

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